Youyang is a textile researcher and fashion designer based in Berlin. Her focus is on the research of innovative biomaterials.
Mohammad is a technologist and an Industrial Design graduate of weißensee school of art and design. He has expertise in the field of medical devices and is specialized in Brain-Computer-Interfaces.
Georg is a Product Design graduate of weißensee school of art and design. He has experience in Interaction and Interface Design for the mobility sector. Georg’s work focuses on the interface between man and machine.
Paulina is a product and strategy designer. After internships and study stay in Norway and Taiwan, she completed her studies at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and developed a strong interest in the theme of the city worth living in.
Facundo is an industrial designer with extensive experience in the field of medical devices. He is interested in the application of bio-inspiration for the development of novel solutions for complex, multi-constrained problems.
Juan is a business developer with a Master’s in Open Design from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the University of Buenos Aires. He has expertise in project management, technology, and business development.
Anouk is an Interaction Designer with a background in Sociology. Since she graduated in 2012 at weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she did research on the design of collaborative tools in the context of analog and digital knowledge
Steffen is a freelance artist and has a degree in audio and video engineer majoring in jazz saxophone at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule and University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.
Madeleine is a Textile and Surface Designer with a focus on process development. During her studies at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she focused on dynamic work processes and artistic research.
Moritz is a mathematician, programmer and a person with a variety of passions. He is dealing with complex problems both in his studies and in his work which he solves theoretically as well as in practical applications.
Robin is an Industrial Designer working towards the field of design and innovation. In his works, he is mostly fascinated by technologies and their contextualization, as well as the design of the process as a foundation for innovative research.
Henning R. Horstmann
Henning is an Industrial- and Interaction Designer with extensive experience in the design of vehicle interiors. With his Master’s Degree, he developed a deep understanding of digital creation processes, immersive real-time applications and spatial interaction.
Michael studied interface design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and believes in design based on informed decisions. With a focus on the systematic and human-centered design of software interfaces, he worked for start-ups and corporations in Berlin, Hamburg and New York.
First, there was the exploration of aesthetical habitats with the photo-camera at the Ostkreuzschule for Photography, later followed a change to the weißensee school of art and design Berlin to approach this subject from a more theoretical-interdisciplinary direction.
Victor approaches the topic of design from a communicative, philosophical and economic perspective. He graduates in GWK at the University of the Arts in Berlin, a degree in business administration at the University of Potsdam, and has a master‘s degree in interdisciplinary management at the University of St. Gallen.
Tim is a Visual Artist and Designer. Throughout his international experience in working with international teams & with artists, such as Melbourne, or while working in the cultural department for the Goethe Institute in Maputo, he gained a lot of knowledge in working in interdisciplinary teams.
Natascha completed her MA in textile and surface design at weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2018. As a textile and surface designer, her work focuses on the interfaces between design, art and architecture.
Victor is a studied Mechatronics from Mexico City, where he started product design studies, what he completed with an MA in Germany. As a Product Designer, he researches social behavior and the perception of people.
Hans is an Interaction Designer, Programmer, and Technology Enthusiasts. He deals with complex problems in the fields of social work and health care and generates innovative solutions both conceptually and prototypically.
Bernardo is a Product Designer and Artist with a strong interest in sound and visual arts. He studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona and Product Design at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin and worked at Jin Kuramoto Studio in Tokyo.
Maria is a Product Designer. She works between the poles of tradition and innovation by focusing on the objects of everyday use. During her product studies at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she specialized in the processing of ceramic materials and glass.
Leon is an Industrial Designer based in Berlin. He graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2017. Before and during his studies at the écal (Lausanne) and the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, he gained expertise in a range of different design studios.
Stefan is a Software and Hardware Developer from Berlin. In his work, he focuses on minimal design, human-machine interaction and interfaces development. He works with various modern technologies in the field of human-machine interaction like human sensing and augmented reality.
(aka Ksti Hu) is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist, living between Frankfurt and Berlin. Ksti Hu’s work is as versatile as it is upfront while always pushing the envelope of different fields and media.
Florian is a Graphic, Interface and Sound Designer from Berlin with a focus on experimental sound research in connection with modern visual media and technologies. Florian also works as a freelance graphic designer and sound producer for, among others Tomlab, !K7, Karaoke Kalk, and Universal Publishing
Jonas is a Product and Interaction Designer. In his work, he focuses on the communicative qualities of products. His interest lies in the scope of implementing new technologies and he visualizes his ideas with the help of physical prototypes.
Valentin is an Interaction Designer with a background in classical product design and craftsmanship. He has a strong understanding of technical approaches and mechanical principles.
Yomi is a Product and Interaction Designer in Berlin who studied at the University of Arts Berlin and the TAMA Arts University in Tokyo. A recurring topic of his works is the potential of digitalization of bicycles and its effect on existing concepts of mobility.
After studying to become a Goldsmith at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau in 2010, Eric went on to study Product Design at the University of Arts in Berlin. His focus is on a combination of geometric and material research to develop different principles for the FDM process.
Sara Diaz Rodriguez
Sara is a Textile Designer and specialized in connecting new technologies with traditional textile techniques. In her project, she develops new technology for textile manufacturing.
Johannes Elias Lohbiler
Johannes is a Creative Technologist who lives and works in Berlin. He is the seventh generation carpenter with a BA in Product Design and an MA in Interaction Design. Currently, he is running solution.io and is a creator of dadamachines.
Ursula is a Textile Designer and lecturer focussing on the sculptural and three-dimensional aspects of textile construction. Her work is an investigation of sculpting with industrial weaving machines, aiming to weave textile objects that shape themselves.
Charlotte is a Textile and Surface Designer and her fascination with light comes from her awarded to research on surfaces and materials with the focus on the phenomenon of „Glanz“ (brilliance).
Ole is focusing on the product side of light. In the past, he used to run the department of product development in a famous lighting design studio. His award-winning designs and installations were exhibited at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Esther is a Berlin-based Fashion and E-Textile Designer. She gained extensive experience in the area of FashionTech over the course of past years. For instance, she developed textile sensors to integrate and control music in garments.
Kristin is a Product Designer with a strong connection to design-driven research. The focus of her work is the conception of form which involves the emergence, transformation, and resilience.
Marina is a Textile- and Surface Designer with a focus on alternative production methods of clothing and its personalization. The Project Body Loom System has developed through her MA degree at weißensee school of art and design Berlin. Additionally, she studied fashion design at Nuova Academia di Belle Arti, Milan in Italy.
Dawei is a Product Designer and digital artist living and working in Berlin and Beijing. His projects span from interaction design to research-based process design, and from software development to explorations of digital materiality.
Babette is a Product Designer who works at the interface of materials, technologies and the processes that connect them. She focuses on additive and computer-aided technologies (3D-printing) using fluid materials, in particular ceramics.
Yolanda is a Textile and Surface Designer based in Berlin. During her studies at Berlin weißensee school of art and design, she began to explore the issue of sustainability in fashion and continues to creatively test the boundaries of nonwoven textile production.
Oleg is a Product Designer based in Berlin. The main focus of his practice lies in the field of furniture and lighting design, for which he received several awards and recognition
Johannes is a Furniture and Interior Designer based in Berlin. Having first trained and worked as a master carpenter, he later studied product design at the weißensee school of art and design and furniture design at the Royal Danish School of Architecture Copenhagen.
Coordinator & Coach
Anastasia is coordinating all activities at DesignFarmBerlin.
Until recently, Anastasia was acting as an Innovation Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute of Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology. In her work she is particularly focusing on creating the right environment, including collaborators and finance, to make innovative ideas flourish.
With her background (MBA) and experience in applied research she is now supporting design-in-tech teams in strategy development.
Coordinator & Coach
Melissa supports founders in the field of marketing and communication. In addition, she develops and creates the communication strategy and implementation of the DesignFarm.
Melissa also works as a Strategic and Brand Designer. She graduated from Köln International School of Design as an interdisciplinary designer.
İpek is a graphic designer with a focus on editorial design, printmaking, and illustration. After graduating from BA in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, she established Studio These Days with her partner.
Currently, she studies Visuelle Kommunikation at Kunsthochschule Weissensee.
Prof. Carola Zwick
Carola is a Professor of Product Design, an initiator of DesignFarmBerlin and a passionate entrepreneur. In her work Carola especially focuses on Interaction Design and User Experience Design.
Through her career, she has been coaching alumni in three different universities (alumni now working with Apple, BCG, Audi, Frog, Spotify, Yahoo, Here, MyKita, SAP, Walmart). She is a co-founder of an internationally acting design agency Studio 7.5 Berlin. Apart from that, Carola is also a Principal Investigator at the Cluster of ImageKnowledgeGestaltung at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Olaf Bach
Olaf is a visiting Professor of Business Economics at the weißensee school of art and design and an initiator of DesignFarmBerlin. His teaching and research focus on creative entrepreneurship, design thinking and business design as well as the strategies, institutions and socioeconomic processes in creative industries. Lecturing management and organization design at the University of St. Gallen and with a background as project manager of a leading global strategy consulting firm he gained an extensive experience in consulting and coaching start-up teams. Olaf is an initiator of the «Art Business Coaching» at the Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat
Jörg is a Professor of Theory and History of Design with a focus on “practice-based research”.
Earlier, he acted as a Professor of Design in Dresden focusing on design-driven research and business collaborations as well as effective product design. In 2005 he initiated and managed the Institute for Innovation and Design at the Center of Applied Research and Technology (e.V.) with the aim to transfer design to small and medium businesses.
Prof. Christiane Sauer
Since 2013 Christiane Sauer has been a Professor of Textile and Surface Design with focus on Material and Concept. Earlier, she has been involved in education, research and consulting in the area of material development for architecture and design. Christiane is currently running her own agency in architecture Formade – Agency for Material and Architecture. Additionally, Christiane is a member of smart3 Consortium for Development of New Products with Smart Materials and a co-founder of the design marketing platform – Architonic.
Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina
Since 2008 Zane Bernina has been a Professor of Textile and Surface Design with a focus on the conceptual development of materials and surfaces. In the past, she was involved in various interdisciplinary research projects related to various aspects of design, technology, natural sciences and society. Zane also acted as a lecturer and researcher in the area of Soft Technologies and Smart Textiles. She is a co-founder of the research platforms: eLab – Laboratory for Interactive Technologies and greenlab – Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies. Apart from that, Zane is a member and a principle Investigator of the Research Consortium smart3 I materials, solutions, growth for the Development of New Products with Smart Materials.
is a textile designer and researcher. She investigates conceptions of the digital and designs materials and material fictions from which new and unexpected interactions between humans, machines and materials emerge. Veronika Aumann is currently working on the practice-based research project “Digital Materials” as part of the excellence programme “DiGiTal” in the field of “Design and Experimental Materials Research” at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. Since January 2019 she is a Ph.D. candidate of the PhDArts Program at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) in Leiden and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, NL.